The Colorado-based Global SuperTanker has sent its Boeing 747-400 aircraft to the country in South America for firefighting missions over part of Bolivia's rain forests, the company said.
The Amazon covers eight countries, including Bolivia, although most of the forest is in Brazil. Often referred to as the "lungs of the planet", the Amazon forest produces about 20% of the world's oxygen.
Dan Reese, president of Global SuperTanker, travels to South America as part of a 14-person firefighting team in Bolivia. He told CNN there were "an incredible number of fires" in the Amazon and his company was part of the response.
"The Supertanker and our helicopters are working to put out the fire," he writes. "I appreciate the efforts of so many compatriots, men and women, who are working on this difficult task. We are facing this battle against fire together."